#waterwednesday Come back from Costa Rica and Austin has recorded the most rainfall EVER this May 2015. Last record was in 1895 when they built the first dam (where the current Tom Miller stands holding back Lake Austin). Lake Travis is filling up fast! It is the only "flood storage" lake on the Colorado River to hold surplus water back from the City of Austin. The lake can store as much as 256 billion gallons of floodwaters, helping to prevent destruction downstream. The two water supply reservoirs are currently 56% full. We still need more rain, but less at a time!! Turn Around, Don't Drown! (Picture of @coloradoriveralliance YES field trip viewing the River and dam) #txwx
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wildwoolley : #txdrought #texas #flashfloods #flood #atxfloods #laketravis #lakeaustin #coloradoriver #water #dam #sometimesisland #adventure #costarica #austin #atx #rain #rainyday
sandwichone : Thank you for the tour! You rocked it!
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ddel7782 : Me too
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I have never seen a waterfall in this spot on #LakeTravis. Thankful for the rain! Praying for those suffering from the floods. Good bye #txdrought!
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5tphotography : It's getting there!
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agnieszka33 : That's a lot of rain for wise county lately.
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Onion Creek really flowing near Driftwood after all of the recent rain. Video courtesy of a GBR Trust Board member. #onioncreek #driftwood #texas #rain #floods #txdrought
saadventuresports : Looks like fun!
gbrivertrust : No doubt right up y'all's alley! @saadventuresports
slonative : That's awesome
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Last time I was here, the lake was a giant field of tall grass. So cool to see choppy waves. #camping #txdrought
kajncwby : Last time I was there it was much lower than I see now. Good to see it back up
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Took the top pic last Saturday and the bottom pic yesterday. That's how much the lake has gone up in a week. #txwx #txdrought
nbilby : Wow! That's awesome!
delgado1911 : @nbilby all we need is a few more weeks of rain like last week and we'll be good to go!
nbilby : We may just get it too!!
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Major flooding is occurring or expected this weekend across the western Gulf significant river region of Texas. #txwater #txdrought #txwx
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Happy wet & wild #waterwednesday!! This is the wettest May Austin has had since the drought began in 2009! Check out the waterfall- that's the overflow of a FULL cistern! Woohooo over 38,000 gallons! Headed to Costa Rica tomorrow for @hudnamhu's wedding- watch for a jungle/beach inspired Water Wednesday 😝
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wildwoolley : #wet #wild #rain #rainyday #txdrought #texas #austin #atx #rainbarrell #water #cistern #flashfloods #travel #costarica
laurendigi : Ahhhh have so much fun on Costa Rica! Pura vida
costa_rica_gopro : follow us!
wildwoolley : @costa_rica_gopro done! We'll have the #gopro with us!
hudnamhu : Can't wait till y'all get here!! Will you download what's app app please:) uses WiFi for texting and calling so we can keep in touch tomorrow!!:) I only have WiFi!
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vmonjaraz : I need to get my life jacket back from @mac_b_88
smonjaraz : I need sunshine in my life and lots of it!!
mac_b_88 : I gave it back plus you told me you learned how to swim @vmonjaraz
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thrivingtiff : Rotation for sure!! ;)
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susidg2 : @delgado1911 are you going fishing
delgado1911 : @susidg2 no but we seen isacc swimming around hunting fish with his bear hands!
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These storms that have been coming through this spring has really made a dent in the #TxDrought! I took this around Altamesa Blvd and Crowley rd South of #FortWorth 10:15Pm 5/7/15 #IgTexas #Texas_IG #TxCommunity #TXIG #Ftw #TxWx @Texas_Ig ☁️💨💦☔️⚡️🌾🌳🍃
mr_chacon_817 : Nice picture bro!
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susidg2 : That's pretty
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Our water budget is dependent on so many factors. This graphic from @usgs shows the connectivity between our water resources! Groundwater and surface interact in more ways than we know. Conserving on all fronts is the only way to keep the Colorado River healthy and flowing!
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coloradoriveralliance : #water #budget #usgs #surfacewater #groundwater #conserve #texas #austin #atx #txwater #txdrought #cawater #cadrought #drought #rain #coloradoriver
saveoursprings : Unlike our national debt our water budget can't afford to live in the red!!
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fresher_than_younes : Love it
residual215 : I'm working on a big project that I want you to become apart of, check out my official page @haneefjohnson scroll through it and click the link in my bio if you're interested....
mon_amie_ : Like this work :)
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#waterwednesday back in action!! Have you been following the #California #drought situation? Gov. Brown has implemented a MANDATORY 25% reduction in water use statewide because it's that serious. That means no watering lawns, golf courses, etc. #Texas isn't far behind. Both states (the only states in the US) acknowledge two water law doctrines which lead to overuse and litigation. Cali has reached the point of crisis. Will we wait until the situation is dire before implementing meaningful water legislation or change our habits? We need to be proactive. Now.
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wildwoolley : #txwater #txdrought #cawater #cadrought #conserve #water #law #LakeTravis #coloradoriver #xeriscape #native
wildwoolley : @bwandice thanks for the inspiration today! You too @hanklstar 😊
jackfrazee : What are the water law doctrines you are referring to? I want to look them up.
wildwoolley : @jackfrazee Prior appropriation & riparian. Super famous texas water court case: houston east v. railroad company (or something like that)
jackfrazee : @wildwoolley 👍 thanks!
mcalderon_atx73 : The morning dj for kgsr here in Austin is always promoting water conservation on air. Really passionate. #KellyJordan
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#TBT to the #drought of 2011. Thank goodness that tank is full now! #RanchLife #FarmLife #Farm365 #igtexas #igerstexas #txig #TxDrought #TxWx #AgChat #water #txwater
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crystalcattle : Hope we don't ever see this again!
julietomascik : @crystalcattle I know! This one, and all of the others, eventually went completely dry. I just couldn't bring myself to take a picture of it.
brahmanjrf : Last year our was like this and this year looks it's going to be the same. Hope it's not. GOD brings the rain
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#waterwednesday here's a @GoPro tutorial on water conservation: use a soapy bowl to handwash dishes then rinse all at once! This took 6 gallons v. 15 gallons needed for dishwashers. If using a dishwasher, wait until it's FULL and skip on pre-rinsing!
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coloradoriveralliance : @wildwoolley #txdrought #cadrought #water #txwater #waterconservation #conserve #coloradoriver #austin #atx
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#waterwednesday Best way to deal with our water supply issues? Decrease the demand and conserve! I let the dishes pile up this week to show how I only used 6 gallons of water handwashing v. 15 gallons in regular dishwashers. If you use a dishwasher, wait until it's FULL and don't pre-rinse every plate/bowl/spoon- that adds more water! For the handwashers out there, fill a bowl or pot with soapy water to scrub instead of leaving the water running. Once you have a pile of soapy dishes, rinse them all at once! My faucet releases 1.5 gpm (gallons per minute). What about yours?
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placesandpizza : I have .5 GPM aerators on my faucets! It's by Niagara conservation. I have one of their shower heads too with three settings .5, 1, and 1.5.
wildwoolley : @placesandpizza dang that's great! Looks like I need an upgrade! I've been considering faucet/shower aerators for all birthday presents this year. You just sealed the deal
hkayyyyy : Haha @wildwoolley the truth comes out
placesandpizza : Its the trimax shower head. Be careful, people love their showers with lots of water! It's normal to me now but it was weird stitching to that type of sprayer. Some people really want to hang on to their luxury.
daughteroftexas : Significant other that dries dishes for you...."priceless!"
wildwoolley : Of course they do! That's the hardest part of educating on conservation. We're at 2gpm in the shower now @placesandpizza
wildwoolley : @daughteroftexas so true!!!
livingwaterwise : This is great !
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Heading home from the gym...didn't really feel like going but I got it done. Apparently I wasn't the only one that wanted to stay home on this rainy day. #gym #rain #TXdrought #praisethelord
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#waterwednesday When the #wildwildwest was growing, water was managed federally, by the Bureau of Reclamation. Over time, water management was shifted to local governments. It is now so localized that no single entity is monitoring water projects or water use. Currently, there is a portion of the Trinity Aquifer that has NO governing authority. Nobody manages it. A large company, Electro Purification, plans to pump 5 million gallons a day from the aquifer and sell to growing #Austin suburbs (#Kyle, #Buda). They will not have to report how much they are pumping. To anyone. This could (will) affect the water table and surrounding areas' groundwater levels. Aquifer levels are projected to drop 50 feet in one year. Call your Texas state representative and demand a bill that manages our groundwater supply. This is really serious. (Photo at #pedernalesfalls by @hkayyyyy)
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jackfrazee : @wildwoolley Do you have more info on this to share? Any documents/news stories you could link or email my way?
placesandpizza : Www.saveourwells.com @jackfrazee
placesandpizza : #saveourwells
wildwoolley : @mcalderon_atx73 I know it's really scary!
wildwoolley : @jackfrazee check out the site @placesandpizza referred too and I'll also send you some articles!!
jackfrazee : Thanks @placesandpizza & @wildwoolley
beckyfernandes : this is amazing!
mandymantzel : @wikdwoolley you are a really good human who does really good work👏👊
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